Indian Mackerel

Venkataraman, G (1967) Indian Mackerel. In: Souvenir 20th Anniversary Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, 3 February 1967, Mandapam.



The Indian mackerel Rastrelliger kanagurta (Cuvier), forms one of the two commercially important pelagic fisheries of the west coast of India, the other being the oil sardine. On an average 65,342 tonnes of this fish were landed annually during 1958-65 period and in the years 1958 and 1960 the total catch exceeded one lakh tonnes. This fish is widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific areas extending from the African coast north of Durban to the Polynesian group of Islands. Therefore, the problems facing the mackerel fishery are being tackled on an international basis as recommended by the Indo-Pacifie Fisheries council.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Indian Mackerel; Rastrelliger kanagurta
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Mackerel fishery
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:5554
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:19 Oct 2010 15:52
Last Modified:30 Sep 2014 13:34

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